Thursday, August 9, 2012
It rained here, and I mean it really rained. In the last couple of days it's properly rained twice totaling more than 2 and a half inches (which is more than our total rain fall for May, June and July combined I believe)! My lawn is turning green again and my front porch herbs are going crazy! Most folk have written off this years corn (we're in the severe drought section of eastern Iowa), but the couple days of rain recently have given us reason to hope that our soybeans aren't done for.
The lack of rain has definitely made it easier to recognize the weather patterns. I swear I can sense cold front moving in with much more accuracy now that they've been so rare for so many months. It's also given us some amazing storm fronts that literally roll across the sky.
I think everyone around here is a little more appreciative of the storm clouds this year!